He comes from a town which just happens to be the home of Moderna, which is leading the way with an mRNA vaccine.. Odd.
But he is far too definite, and the casualties from an uncontrolled epidemic would surely be far greater.
My reservation on all this is the the lockdowns result in maintaining the susceptibility of the population and its state of fear until a vaccine comes to save us - in 12 months time, by which time there will be millions dead and on the move from the depression and social chaos.
I also believe that the financial measures are the raison d'etre of this operation, and that Australia will be its Building 7.... with only 50 dead so far.
writing this as I'm listening to it, and he's not so easily dismissed. I would take him up on one thing though - that CV19 is much less lethal than Sars/Mers, but far more infective, so hard to contain.